Posted on February 17, 2013 at 2:30pm
Thad Cockrell has made a lot of music in his time — from the early country of Stack of Dreams to the modern pop of his latest project Leagues — but with excellent songwriting the entire way. I got to talk to him about the journey of songwriting, inspiration, and an ever-evolving process.
I was born in Kansas City and moved to…Continue
Posted on February 7, 2013 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments
How did songwriting get in your system?
I was born in Massachusetts. My mom and dad were both full time musicians for most of my young childhood. They were kind of like coffeehouse…Continue
Posted on January 10, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments
Walt Wilkins joined me on the phone recently from his home in Austin, on a particularly beautiful day in a city that seems to have no shortage of them. I wanted to talk to him about a recent comment he made in an online video compelling young songwriters to write better songs, but I got a lot more.
What drives you to write songs?
I was born a writer, and I don’t know why that is. I come from a family of readers, everyone read growing up. I started writing poems when I…Continue
Posted on December 4, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment